• WordNet 3.6
    • adj prostate relating to the prostate gland
    • n prostate a firm partly muscular chestnut sized gland in males at the neck of the urethra; produces a viscid secretion that is the fluid part of semen
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dogs and humans are the only species that have prostates.
    • a Prostate (Anat) Standing before; -- applied to a gland which is found in the males of most mammals, and is situated at the neck of the bladder where this joins the urethra.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • prostate Standing before or in front of something; prostatic: specifically noting the gland known as the prostate.
    • n prostate The prostate gland; a large glandular body which embraces the urethra immediately in front of the mouth of the bladder, whence the name. In man the prostate is of the size and shape of a horse-chestnut, surrounding the first section of the course of the urethra. It is a pale firm body, placed in the pelvis behind and below the symphysis of the pubis, posterior to the deep perineal fascia, and resting upon the rectum, through the walls of which it may easily be felt, especially when enlarged. It is held in place by the puboprostatic ligaments, by the posterior layer of deep perineal fascia, and by a part of the levator ani muscle called on this account levator prostatæ. It measures about 1½ inches in greatest width, 1¼ inches in length, and 1 inch in depth, and weighs about 6 drams. It is partially divided into a median and two lateral lobes. The prostate is inclosed in a firm fibrous capsule, and consists of both muscular and glandular tissue. The latter is composed of numerous racemose follicles whose ducts unite to form from 12 to 20 large excretory ducts, which pour their secretion into the prostatic part of the urethra.
    • n prostate In platyhelminths and earthworms, a glandular body connected with the sperm-duct.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Prostate pros′tāt standing in front, applied to a gland in males at the neck of the bladder
    • n Prostate the gland at the neck of the bladder
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. standing before, fr. to set before; before + to set: cf. F. prostate,


In literature:

The bladder was normal and its neck was surrounded by a prostate gland.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Iris stooped over the prostate man, to examine his face.
"Blind Love" by Wilkie Collins
During that time I was operated on for prostatitis and doctors rendered me unfit for work, totally disabled; so that is my condition today.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
There are small ducts leading from the testicles into the pocket which contains the prostate fluid.
"Sane Sex Life and Sane Sex Living" by H.W. Long
Function of the Prostate.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
But he died of acute inflammation of the bladder and chronic enlargement of prostate gland.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland
Epithelial Scales from the Prostate Gland.
"Manhood Perfectly Restored" by Unknown
The prostate is a gland of about the size and shape of a large chestnut, lying just in front of the bladder, and surrounding the urethra.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
The condition of his prostate should also be investigated.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
A hero lies prostate, whom we honoured equally with noble Hector, the son of magnanimous Anchises.
"The Iliad of Homer (1873)" by Homer
Third lobe of the prostate.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
With the affection of the prostate gland, that of the urethra also begins, which passes through the middle of the prostate gland.
"Prof. Koch's Method to Cure Tuberculosis Popularly Treated" by Max Birnbaum
In 65% of all men, the vital prostate gland shows up soon after all.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
Right on the heels of impotency comes prostatitis.
"The Goat-gland Transplantation" by Sydney B. Flower
By the vesicula and the prostate the spermatophores are formed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various
The treatment of prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate) consists in rest in bed, sitz-baths and fomentations.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
When there is a prostatic bladder pouch behind the prostate, it is quite impossible to empty this in the standing position.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
The pain was similar to a vesical tenesmus, a pain in the region of the neck of the bladder and prostate gland.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
Prostatitis chronica causa est impotentiae et plerumque insanabilis est.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley
Dribbling often occurs when the prostate is enlarged.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various

In news:

Prostate Cancer, a manual for patients.
Schultz is the co-author with Alex Olive of "Humanizing Prostate Cancer," a manual for patients.
Dr Jimmy Moss of Regional Urology talks about prostate cancer.
Vitamin E pills linked with prostate cancer risk.
For the past decade or so doctors believed vitamin E might reduce the risk for prostate cancer.
This past weekend a dear friend and colleague, Randy Duenn, ended his battle with Prostate Cancer by passing away quietly in his sleep.
A 15-year battle with prostate cancer has finally forced the stout, old farmer to call it quits.
The international event raises money and awareness for men's health issues, including prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer survivor Lou Gossett Jr. A form of early detection of the disease.
' Actively watching' prostate cancer.
Zytiga's Use Expanded for Advanced Prostate Cancer.
He will be the guest speaker the Yolo Prostate Cancer.
Dosimetrist Gina Goode evaluating a patient's scan before initiating radiation therapy for prostate cancer.
Without fanfare, treatment of prostate cancer has reached a watershed moment.
The awards are designed to support multi-disciplinary teams of investigators that are using highly innovative methods of research in strategic areas of prostate cancer.

In science:

Data are recorded in the DICOM format and transmitted to the computer for image processing. The contours of the prostate are manually segmented in the three planes.
MRI/TRUS data fusion for prostate brachytherapy. Preliminary results
Figure 4: Prostate TRUS phantom: (left) photograph (right) inside.
MRI/TRUS data fusion for prostate brachytherapy. Preliminary results
We highlight the procedures with applications to a gene expression data from a prostate cancer study in Section 5.
Multiple testing procedures under confounding
The first comes from prostate cancer gene expression profiling experiment reported in Varambally et al. .
Multiple testing procedures under confounding
Results of the q-value analysis (Storey ) for prostate cancer gene expression data.
Multiple testing procedures under confounding
Results of the t-test statistics from the prostate cancer gene expression data using the local false discovery rate estimation procedure of Efron .
Multiple testing procedures under confounding
The polycomb group protein EZH2 is involved in progression of prostate cancer.
Multiple testing procedures under confounding
Heavy curve is estimated local false discovery rate cfdr(z ) for prostate data.
Microarrays, Empirical Bayes and the Two-Groups Model
In other prostate data has \E fdr = 0.68, indicating low power. words, the prostate study is underpowered.
Microarrays, Empirical Bayes and the Two-Groups Model
These are of the same form as the prostate data: n sub jects in two disease categories provide expression levels for N genes; two-sample tstatistics ti comparing the categories are computed for each gene, and then transformed to z -values zi = Φ−1 (Fn−2 (ti )), as in (3.2).
Microarrays, Empirical Bayes and the Two-Groups Model
Importance of replication in microarray gene exclinical prostate cancer behavior.
Microarrays, Empirical Bayes and the Two-Groups Model
Gene expression correlates of clinical prostate cancer behavior.
Compound p-Value Statistics for Multiple Testing Procedures
We also demonstrate these effects using one prostate and one head-and-neck (HN) clinical photon radiation therapy cases.
Effect of Statistical Fluctuation in Monte Carlo Based Photon Beam Dose Calculation on Gamma Index Evaluation
The properties of the test and bandwidth estimator are demonstrated by theoretical evaluation, simulation studies and empirical analysis on a protein mass spectroscopy data for prostate cancer.
Test for bandedness of high-dimensional covariance matrices and bandwidth estimation
An empirical analysis on a prostate cancer spectroscopy data is outlined in Section 6.
Test for bandedness of high-dimensional covariance matrices and bandwidth estimation